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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What General believed it was justified to use nuclear weapons in Korea to prevent a North Korean and Chinese victory?
(a) Eisenhower.
(b) LeMay.
(c) MacArthur.
(d) Pershing.

2. Where was the Russian spy born who was instrumental in helping Russia achieve nuclear capability?
(a) United States.
(b) Germany.
(c) Russia.
(d) Hungary.

3. A study commissioned to find out how many bombs the U.S. had available reported that a total of 300 to 600 bombs were available in what year?
(a) 1950.
(b) 1949.
(c) 1965.
(d) 1947.

4. Who was viewed as the "aggressors of peace?"
(a) Great Britain and the U.S.
(b) The United States.
(c) The Soviet Union.
(d) The U.S. and France.

5. Many began to see the presumptions of game theory as callous and ___.
(a) Unthinkable.
(b) Irrational.
(c) Unrealistic.
(d) Inhumane.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what field was game theory used to model evolutionary game theory?

2. Who developed SAGE?

3. In ____, two-person games neither player has an advantage.

4. In what month did von Neumann die?

5. As Ohio State subjects were allowed to meet and discuss strategy in the original studies, what strategy dominated play?

Short Essay Questions

1. What game did people think nuclear warfare modeled and why did this change?

2. How did von Neumann become the Atomic Energy Commissioner?

3. What is the madman strategy and how does it affect the game of chicken?

4. What did a study reveal about the available bombs in the U.S. in 1947 and 1950?

5. Why did von Neumann's views about military technology in modern society change?

6. In relation to Russian nuclear capability who was Klaus Fuchs?

7. How did evolutionary game theory come about?

8. Who publicly disavowed preemptive war after publicly advocating for so long?

9. Who devised the Stag Hunt game?

10. In the nuclear war debate how did Francis Matthews figure?

(see the answer keys)

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